Kylie Kwong to close her Potts Point restaurant Billy Kwong and downsize

Kylie Kwong to close her Potts Point restaurant Billy Kwong and downsize
Kylie Kwong to close her Potts Point restaurant Billy Kwong and downsize

No word yet on just when Kylie Kwong will close her Potts Point restaurant Billy Kwong.

It was announced in March that it would close in the next few months with the acclaimed chef and restaurateur set to open a small, casual eatery from as early as July.

"I turn 50 this year and in order to mark the milestone I wanted to take a different direction in my life," Kwong told The Good Food Guide.

"I want to spend more time collaborating with partners and mentors locally and around the world.

Details of the new eatery are yet to be confirmed but the venture will focus on native, organic and local ingredients, Kwong said.

Billy Kwong opened in Surry Hills in May 2000 and in late 2014 the restaurant relocated to a larger site on Macleay Street, Potts Point.

Kwong says the decision allowed her to devote more time to social enterprises and other industry projects.
It will let her travel to events such as the Rene Redzepi-founded MAD symposium in Copenhagen "and have meaningful conversations about serious global issues".

"I can then bring those concepts and ideas back to Australia and localise them, whether it's the way we deliver them in our daily food or a topic we discuss at our MAD Mondays Sydney talks I curate."

Kwong was now looking for a new tenant to take over the site on Macleay Street.

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